CommonWealth is Massachusetts’ only civic news organization and our state’s only statewide news service. We focus our journalism on the civic institutions that comprise Massachusetts’ state government, public policy, electoral politics and the citizens of the Commonwealth whose lives are impacted by the $50 billion business of state government. CommonWealth is an independent news service of MassINC (Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth), a nonpartisan 501c3 think tank engaged in public policy research.
About this role:
We are seeking an experienced journalist who can hit the ground running as a member of a small team where creativity, initiative and teamwork are important.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Research, write, and occasionally edit stories dealing with a wide variety of subjects. Stories range from breaking news to in-depth features and investigative reports. Must be able to juggle working on multiple projects at the same time. Reporters at CommonWealth also take photographs, contribute to the organization’s weekly podcast and daily newsletters, actively promote the organization’s work on social media, and support fundraising efforts.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
Must have several years of experience as a reporter in a college or professional publication and strong writing and interviewing skills, as well as the ability to compile and analyze data. A successful candidate must be able to work in person or online to enrich the newsroom environment and collaborate on short and longform reporting and editing. As a non-partisan news organization, we strive for objectivity in our reporting and openness to a wide spectrum of views on the topics we cover. We are committed to clearly labelling and distinguishing between our reporting, analysis and opinion.
Preferred Qualifications and Experience:
Knowledge of Massachusetts and Massachusetts politics are preferred. Data visualization skills are a plus.
All CommonWealth staff are employees of MassINC which offers competitive compensation and generous benefits. The salary is $65,000. We believe that diversity and inclusion are not only critical to our workforce, but to our overall mission and purpose to provide high quality, independent non-partisan, non-profit news to the citizens of Massachusetts. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. This is a Boston-based position that will primarily work remotely but will have regular in person meetings at MassINC’s offices on Beacon Street in Boston.
Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line CommonWealth reporter job.